MIT Architecture Announces Fall 2011 Lectures

MIT Architecture Lectures

The MIT School of Architecture + Planning has announced its Fall 2011 public lecture series, featuring a full slate of international designers and scholars.

Special Event

In a collaborative symposium on Friday, October 7, 4 pm to 8:30 pm, faculty members from both sides of the Atlantic will take on emerging questions of urbanism in “Considering Cities: Time, Size, Environment.” Presentations by Javier Quintana de Uña, Jose Ma Churtichaga and Ricard Frigolas, from IE University in Spain, will be followed by a panel discussion with MIT faculty Yung Ho Chang, Alexander D’Hooghe and Nader Tehrani. The event will be held in Room 7-431, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Architecture Lectures

Architecture lectures continue on Thursday nights throughout the fall. All lectures are free and open to the public. They begin at 6:30 pm in Room 7-431, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. For details, see the MIT Architecture Lecture Series calendar.

Thursday, September 22
Kurt Forster, Yale University

Thursday, September 29
Joshua Prince-Ramus, REX, New York

Thursday, October 13
Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects, New York

Thursday, October 27
Yung Ho Chang, MIT and FCJZ Atelier, Beijing

Thursday, November 3
Jorge Silvetti, Machado and Silvetti Associates, Boston

Thursday, November 17
Sarah Goldhagen, The New Republic architecture critic

Thursday, December 1
Fares el-Dahdah, Rice University

Thursday, December 8
Thomas Phifer, Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York

Discipline Group Lectures

The architecture department also supports a series of lectures by eminent invited scholars in specific research areas. Times and locations vary. For details, see the Discipline Group Lecture Series calendar.

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Survivor International director Tess Thackara, curator Jack Persekian, MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito, filmmaker Lucy Walker, Urbano Project director Stella McGregor, MIT faculty Shun Kanda and James Wescoat, filmmaker Amar Kanwar.

Architectural Design
Pierre Bélanger, Harvard GSD; Dan and Marie Adams, Landing Studio; Robert Siegel, Robert Siegel Architects; Jan De Vylder, Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu; Chris Lee, Series Architects; Robert Levit, Khoury Levit Fong.

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Hala Nassar, Clemson University; Hafiz Sherali, Aga Khan Planning and Building Services, Pakistan; Ipek Tureli, MIT; Luis Jose Garcia Pulido, MIT.

Building Technology
Anna Heringer, Harvard University; Barbara Schlomann, Fraunhofer ISI, Germany.

Computation and Design
Jeff Lieberman; Paul Pangaro, Cybernetic Lifestyles; Ted Krueger; keynote speakers Manuel Castells and Howard Burns; Alise Upitis; Ayodh Kamath.

History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art
Andrew Herscher, University of Michigan; artist Hans Haacke; Jeffrey Schnapp, Harvard University; Amelia Jones, McGill University.

Urban Studies and Planning Lectures

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning hosts “Reinventing the City,” a series of high-profile speakers and panels raising cutting-edge questions aobut the field in an era of rapid change. Events are open to the public. Times and locations vary. For details, see the series calendar.

Thursday, September 29
The Future of Spatial Analysis, Visualization, and GIS in Planning
Luc Anselin, Arizona State University

Thursday, October 20
Consensus Based Land Use Planning
Daniel DeLisi, Principal of DeLisi Fitzgerald

Thursday, November 3
Economics and the Sustainable City
David Albouy, University of Michigan; Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University; Matthew E. Kahn, UCLA

Monday, November 7
International Migration, Economic Development and the City-Region: What Do We Know and What Do We Most Need to Learn?
Devesh Kapur, University of Pennsylvania; Natasha Iskander, NYU; Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College

Monday, November 14
Economics Session 2: Topic TBD
Rave Molloy, U.S. Federal Reserve

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